Immigration (Carriers’ Information Obligations) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2020

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Coat of Arms of New Zealand

Immigration (Carriers’ Information Obligations) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2020

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 16th day of March 2020

Present:
Her Excellency the Governor-General in Council

These regulations are made under sections 400 and 402 of the Immigration Act 2009

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister of Immigration made under section 403A(1) of that Act.

Regulations

1 Title

These regulations are the Immigration (Carriers’ Information Obligations) Amendment Regulations (No 2) 2020.

2 Commencement

These regulations come into force on 15 April 2020.

3 Principal regulations
4 Regulation 4 amended (Obligation in relation to information for advance passenger processing)

(1)

In regulation 4(3)(b)(i), replace “the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV)” with “coronavirus disease (COVID-19)”.

(2)

In regulation 4(5), replace “30 April 2020” with “30 September 2020”.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the regulations, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These regulations, which come into force on 15 April 2020, amend the Immigration (Carriers’ Information Obligations) Regulations 2010 (the principal regulations). The principal regulations specify information that carriers, and persons in charge, of a commercial craft (mainly airlines) are required to provide to the chief executive of the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment about persons who intend to travel to and from New Zealand on the craft.

The principal regulations were amended in February 2020 to add a new requirement to provide information about persons who intend to travel to New Zealand and who have been in places of concern with respect to the risk of spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) within 14 days of checking in. That new requirement was added to the principal regulations for a limited time only, until 30 April 2020.

The 2 changes made by these regulations are—

  • a technical update to ensure the regulations use the official name that has been announced by the World Health Organization for the virus; and

  • an extension of the period during which the requirement to provide information about persons travelling to New Zealand from places of concern applies to 30 September 2020.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 17 March 2020.

These regulations are administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.